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Squire, a barbershop tech platform, triples its valuation (again) with Tiger Global

When co-founders Songe LaRon and Dave Salvant first began barbershop tech platform Squire in 2016, they leaned in: The duo bought a barbershop in New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood to see firsthand how the business worked. For one year, the co-founders religiously worked at the shop, now owned by a larger barbershop chain, handling every bit of the business (except cutting hair).read more

NUST Displays Assistive Technologies At Technology For Inclusion Summit

In recent news, the National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST) collaborated with the Pak-Everbright Development Organisation (PEDO) to hold the first-ever Inclusion Summit 2021. The summit was held within the university where the primary objective was to connect users, manufacturers, researchers, and respective stakeholders in the domain of assistive technologies. Moreover, this allowed NUST to engage with the industryread more

BlackBerry smartphones could be making a new comeback thanks to Onward Mobility

BlackBerry brand has been part of Onward Mobility’s portfolio since August 2020 and we’ve heard nothing but promises for new BB smartphones since.The company launch a pre-commitment program, suggesting a new handset might finally be on the way. The program is actually a subscription list for partners and fans, who will be able to receive “product, feature, and availability updates”read more

Pakistani and Korean Firms Partner to Expand EV Charging Infrastructure in Pakistan

Zi Solar Pvt. Ltd., a renewable energy solution provider in Pakistan, has entered into an exclusive partnership with a Korean global leader in renewable energy called Aeonus Co. Ltd. to enable the deployment of Electric Vehicles (EV) charging and storage equipment in Pakistan. The companies will also engage in collaborative research and development efforts to promote electric charging infrastructure andread more

5 strategies that every startup should implement to sustain its business

Being the founder of a startup is a complex and challenging task in itself; You have to face challenges such as having the monetary capacity and the knowledge to get a business off the ground, you have the need to face fierce competition, a volatile economy and a changing market. In addition to all this, 2020 accentuated the challenges you face as an more

CABI, Pakistan’s Next Biggest Ride-Hailing Service, All Set for Operations

Pakistan’s ride-hailing is about to reach the next level through a new entrant: CABI. Assuring to provide an excellent experience to its users and making their daily commute easier, CABI promises to provide safe and hassle-free travel solutions. Variants ranging from economy, economy plus, executive, executive plus along with 7-seater vans would provide options to users to get facilitated. Someread more

Electric air taxi startup Joby to add LinkedIn co-founder, Google exec to board

 View Photos Joby’s electrical plane is predicted to function as a part of an air taxi service starting in 2024. Electric air taxi startup Joby Aero Inc will add Silicon Valley heavyweight Reid Hoffman and executives from Google and Toyota to its board, as the corporate prepares to go public by way of a merger with a blank-check agency. Reinventread more

China Plans to Build the World’s First Waterless Nuclear Reactor

Government researchers in China unveiled their design for a commercial molten salt nuclear reactor that is expected to be the first in the world to not utilize water for cooling, a report by South China Morning Post (SCMP) explains. As the reactor won’t need water it can be deployed in desert regions, allowing operators to utilize otherwise desolate spaces in order toread more

Zoom to buy cloud-based call center operator Five9 in $15 billion deal

(Reuters) -Zoom Video Communications Inc struck a $14.7 billion all-stock deal to buy cloud-based call center operator Five9 Inc in its largest-ever acquisition, as it looks to expand beyond its core video-conferencing services.    Zoom has become a household name and investor favorite in the year since the coronavirus pandemic, as businesses and schools adopted its services to hold virtual classes,read more

Vaccine developed by Thai startup to be tested on humans in September

BANGKOK — The Thai government has said that a potential vaccine derived from plant protein, or subunit vaccine, which uses the same technology as Novavax, could be ready for production in a few weeks. Deputy government spokesperson Ratchada Thanadirek said the factory was ready to produce the vaccine. The  vaccine has been developed by Baiya Phytopharm Co Ltd, a Thai startupread more